Current lab members

 

Baum Lab (Spring 2022); Front (L>R): Tymofii Sokolskyi, Camille Evin, David Baum. Back (L>R) Praful Gagrani, Justin Yang, Ronan Montgomery-Taylor, Keeley Kuru, Pavani Ganju, Esau Allen

 

Baum Lab (Fall 2022); Front (L>R): Tymofii Sokolskyi, Praful Gagrani, Pavani Ganju. Back (L>R)Justin Yang, Ronan Montgomery-Taylor, David Baum, Keeley Kuru.

Dr. David Baum (he/him)

Professor of Botany
Phone: (608) 265 – 5385
Email: dbaum@wisc.edu
Twitter: @baobabbaum
Research Interests: Evolutionary and systematic theory; plant evolution and developmental genetics; origin of life; pollination biology

Curriculum Vitae (Feb. 2024)

 

 

 

Praful Gagrani (he/him)
Graduate Student – Physics
Email: praful.gagrani@gmail.com
Research Interests: Energy, information, and the emergence of life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tymofii Sokolskyi (he/him)
Graduate Student – Astrobiology and Evolution
Email: sokolskyi@wisc.edu
Research Interests: evolution-like dynamics of fatty acid vesicles; origins of autocatalysis.
Website: https://www.tymsokolskyi.com/
Twitter: @globalglobule

 

 

 

 

 

Pavani Ganju (she/her)
Graduate Student – Botany
Email: pganju@wisc.edu
Research Interests: Origin and early evolution of life

 

 

 

 

Camille Evin (she/her)
Graduate Student – Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: evin@wisc.edu
Research Interests: Origin and early evolution of life

 

 

 

 

Esau Allen (he/him)
Undergraduate Student – Biomedical Engineering
Email: eallen22@wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

Sydney Gargulak (she/her)
Undergraduate Student – Genetics and Genomics and Conservation Biology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keeley Kuru (she/her)
Undergraduate Student – Biochemistry
Email: kkuru@wisc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronan Montgomery-Taylor
Undergraduate Student – Botany
Email: montgomeryta@wisc.edu